Bible Saturday 4/8: 'Lazarus, Come Forth'

Studying this morning's four readings from the St. James Daily Devotional Guide (click to subscribe), I examined myself with these questions. Where is your self-examination leading today?

Psalm 144:1-15.  A people's happiness as dependent on their relationship to the living God (verse 15) was understood by America's founders but not today. What should my church be doing?

Zechariah 8:1-21. What does it mean to me that God is jealous for Zion (verse 2, KJV)? How does tis guide me or warn me for my thoughts and actions today?

John 11:1-44. How can I be more like Jesus in thanking the Father for answering my prayer, before the answer even comes (verses 41-42)?

John 11:45-12:11. In what way do Christians still confront the focused evil that wanted both Jesus and Lazarus dead? Action point for me today?

To go deeper, see interpretive notes by Bible scholar Patrick Reardon for many of this week's readings.